Me: Mutley is very tired.
Nell: Yes. He is going to be 16 in September so he needs his rest.
Me: And look at Dave.
Nell: David is on Snuggling Duty. He is exceptionally gifted in this area. He is keeping Mutley warm while watching over him.
Me: I think he might be asleep too.
Nell: Sleeping is fine while snuggling. I always say Sunday is the snuggliest day of the week.
Me: You are right. We all need a snuggle.
Nell: Actually we need to enjoy the peace and quiet while we can. It’s hard hats and sequinned safety vests from tomorrow when the scaffolders arrive.
Me: Sequinned safety vests?
Nell: The Cat has been busy embroidering them with our names. We don’t want our vests mixed up with the roofers.
Me: I wish Charlotte wasn’t going today.
Nell: She will be back before you know it and you are having lunch with your friend Irene.
Me: Yes. I haven’t seen her in years. Thank you for cheering me up, Nell.
Nell: As I always say: ‘On hungry days be the biscuit in the bowl’.
Me: I’m not sure that’s right. You could get eaten.
Nell: That’s not the point. It’s about something to look forward to.
Me: Dave doesn’t even remember eating his biscuits.
Nell: Just stop with the biscuits.
Me: Yes. Sorry.